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Astrida Neimanis

In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Chapter 2: Natural Others? On Nature, Culture and Knowledge

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Natural Others? On Nature, Culture and Knowledge
Natural others? On nature, culture and knowledge
AstridaNeimanis

What is the relation between nature and culture? How does the political grammar of these terms inform the concerns of feminist theory – namely sexual difference, gender oppression and its connections with racism, heteronormativity, coloniality and other marginalizations? And how might the nature/ culture relation be relevant for feminist knowledge projects? Sherry Ortner's essay ‘Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture?’ (1972) benchmarks a lively and ongoing debate within anthropological scholarship about the limits of an affirmative answer to her question (for example, MacCormack and Strathern, 1980; Moore, 1994; Franklin, 2003). Beyond serving as a touchstone for feminist anthropology, the nature/culture debate has also proliferated throughout many strands and schools ...

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